6.7/10
171
6 user 2 critic

Maria Chapdelaine (1934)

A young woman living with her family on the frontier in Quebec, Canada, endures the hardships of isolation and climate, and chooses between three suitors: a trapper, a farmer, and an ... See full summary »

Director:

Julien Duvivier

Writers:

Louis Hémon (novel), Julien Duvivier (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
Reviews
2 wins & 1 nomination. See more awards »

Photos

Learn more

More Like This 

Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

Coastal pub proprietress is inveigled into a smuggling plot.

Director: John Gilling
Stars: Derek Bond, Jane Hylton, Dora Bryan
Crime | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

A wanted gangster is both king and prisoner of the Casbah. He is protected from arrest by his friends, but is torn by his desire for freedom outside. A visiting Parisian beauty may just tempt his fate.

Director: Julien Duvivier
Stars: Jean Gabin, Gabriel Gabrio, Saturnin Fabre
Biography | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  
Director: Sergei Yutkevich
Stars: Nikolay Grinko, Marina Vlady, Iya Savvina
Othello (1956)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

The Moorish general Othello is manipulated into thinking that his new wife Desdemona has been carrying on an affair with his lieutenant Michael Cassio when in reality it is all part of the scheme of a bitter ensign named Iago.

Director: Sergei Yutkevich
Stars: Sergey Bondarchuk, Irina Skobtseva, Andrei Popov
Call Girl (2007)
Crime | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

Maria (Soraia Chaves) a sensual call girl, is hired by Mouros (Joaquim de Almeida) to seduce Meireles (Nicolau Breyner), the Mayor of Vilanova, so that he can authorize a multinational to build a high quality resort. However, Madeira (Ivo Canelas) and Neves (Jose Raposo), PJ police detectives, discover the evidence of corruption and begin to investigate Meireles. Everything becomes even more ... See full summary »

Director: António-Pedro Vasconcelos
Stars: Soraia Chaves, Ivo Canelas, Nicolau Breyner
S.S. Tenacity (1934)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Bastien and Ségard decide to leave France for Canada. They wait for the departure of their ship in a hotel recommended by Hidoux, an old porter that they met at the station. They drink ... See full summary »

Director: Julien Duvivier
Stars: Albert Préjean, Pierre Laurel, Martial Rèbe
Certificate: Passed Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

Jack lives the high life and wants to make Marjorie his one and only. He then learns that his deceased father is alive but dying of lead poisoning. His father sent him away, twenty years ... See full summary »

Director: Mervyn LeRoy
Stars: John Gilbert, Louis Wolheim, Leila Hyams
A Man Alone (1955)
Romance | Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

A gunfighter's main hope lies in the trust of a beautiful woman who hides him out when he is wrongly suspected of a stagecoach massacre.

Director: Ray Milland
Stars: Ray Milland, Mary Murphy, Ward Bond
Dreaming (1944)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
Director: John Baxter
Stars: Bud Flanagan, Chesney Allen, Hazel Court
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

Gina is the dedicated nurse of Paul Dupré, a wealthy industrialist who has been treated for heart problems. Dupré dies brutally during an injection made by Gina, and immediately his wife Catherine accuses Gina.

Director: Christian-Jaque
Stars: Marina Vlady, Bourvil, Virna Lisi
Panique (1946)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  

After an elderly maid is murdered, opinions are manipulated, evidence is planted, violence erupts, and panic ensues.

Director: Julien Duvivier
Stars: Viviane Romance, Michel Simon, Max Dalban
Tokyo Joe (1949)
Crime | Drama | Film-Noir
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

An American returns to Tokyo try to pick up threads of his pre-WW2 life there, but finds himself squeezed between criminals and the authorities.

Director: Stuart Heisler
Stars: Humphrey Bogart, Alexander Knox, Florence Marly
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Madeleine Renaud ... Maria Chapdelaine (as Madeleine Renaud Sociétaire de la Comédie Française)
Suzanne Desprès ... Laura Chapdelaine
Gaby Triquet Gaby Triquet ... Alma-Rose Chapdelaine
Maximilienne Maximilienne ... Azelma Larouche (as Maximilienne Max)
Jean Gabin ... François Paradis
Jean-Pierre Aumont ... Lorenzo Surprenant
André Bacqué André Bacqué ... Samuel Chapdelaine (as André Bacqué Sociétaire de la Comédie Française)
Alexandre Rignault Alexandre Rignault ... Eutrope Gagnon
Daniel Mendaille ... Le curé
Robert Le Vigan ... Tit-Sèbe, le rebouteux
Thomy Bourdelle Thomy Bourdelle ... Esdras Chapdelaine
Edmond Van Daële ... Le docteur
Émile Genevois Émile Genevois ... Tit-Bé Chapdelaine
Fred Barry ... Nazaire Larouche
Pierre Laurel Pierre Laurel ... Ephrem Surprenant
Edit

Storyline

A young woman living with her family on the frontier in Quebec, Canada, endures the hardships of isolation and climate, and chooses between three suitors: a trapper, a farmer, and an immigrant from Paris. Written by Steven Dhuey <walloon@mailbag.com>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

based on novel | See All (1) »

Genres:

Drama

Edit

Details

Country:

France

Language:

French

Release Date:

24 September 1935 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Folket från de stora vidderna See more »

Filming Locations:

Lac Mistassini, Québec, Canada See more »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono (Mélodium)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

There are two cast lists in the title credits. The first one only lists the 6 main players as follows: Madeleine Renaud (as Madeleine Renaud Sociétaire de la Comédie Française), Jean Gabin, Jean-Pierre Aumont, André Bacqué (as André Bacqué Sociétaire de la Comédie Française), Alexandre Rignault and Suzanne Desprès. Then a full cast list details all female players along with their respective character names, followed by the male cast (also with the names of their characters). See more »

Goofs

Maria can be seen picking blueberries in a tree. See more »

Connections

References Here Comes the Navy (1934) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Evoking a lifestyle from long ago...

The movie seems like an attempt to represent Quebec for a French audience, with an emphasis on what's unusual about the province's language, landscape, religious and working practices, etc. There's a lot of music and singing as well (including "Alouette" and other familiar songs of the times), with ultimately only a wisp of a story.

The title character, Maria Chapdelaine, is in love with François Paradis, and has to deal with his absence as he leaves to earn his livelihood as a fur trapper over the winter months. I won't say more about the story, because I would spoil the few surprises that it has to offer.

Unless you have a fascination for rural life in Quebec in the 1930s, you will find the movie slow going.


3 of 5 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 6 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Free Movies and TV Shows to Watch Now

On IMDb TV, you can catch Hollywood hits and popular TV series at no cost. Select any poster below to play the movie, totally free!

Browse all our free movies and TV series

Stream Trending TV Series With Prime Video

Explore popular and recently added TV series available to stream now with Prime Video.

Start your free trial



Recently Viewed